Sonar Kollektiv Releases

Romanian Jazz – 7inch
Romanian Jazz – 7inch
Romanian Jazz – 7inch

Tracklist 7inch + Download:

Side A:
  1. listen MP3 WAV Ion Baciu - Nu Privi Inapoi
Side B:
  1. listen MP3 WAV Dan Mandrila - Sonet

Cat. No: SK244
Released: 21th of September 2012
Available FormatS: 7inch +, MP3, WAV


you can click on the MP3 player next to each track title to download the mp3 version for 0.99 € each.
MP3 downloads are high quality 256 kBit/s lame encoded
you can click on the CD icon next to each track title to download the WAV version for 1.29 € each.

Romanian Jazz – 7inch

buy Artist: Various Artists
Title: Romanian Jazz – 7inch
Cat. No: SK244
Format: 7inch + Download
Release Date: 20.09.2012
Price: 5.49 €

It was five years ago that Sonar Kollektiv received high praise with the release of the set “Romanian Jazz – Jazz From The Electrecord Archives 1966 - 1978”. And not only by jazz afficinados as a matter of course. Renegotiations of the licensing contracts concluded in having the compilation now finally obtainable in digital format.
As an encore there are four additional tracks available out of the „Seria Jazz“ by the former Communist Romanian national record company Electrecord. The 1932 founded record label is – similar to the GDR imprint Amiga – infamous for its poor quality regarding recordings as well as pressings. That’s why Sonar Kollektiv (with Jürgen von Knoblauch leading the way) put time and effort into remastering all (!) the tracks featured on the compilation. At the “Time Tools Mastering” studio in Hannover the songs were treated in order to shine in a new light and now sound much better than the outmoded communist originals.

Two of the four extra tracks have been pressed on 7” vinyl. On one side there is “Nu Privi Inapoi” by piano whiz Ion Baciu Jr. (off his Electrecord album “Jazz” from 1977). The McCoy Tyner of the East tickles the ivories in such a sophistcated style as if the one and only John Coltrane is accompanying him. The comparison isn’t flawed because next to Dan Dimitriu on bass, Nicolae Farcas on trombone and Mihai Farcas on drums, Dan Mandrila on tenor sax is actually really reminiscent of the legendary late “Trane”. The flip side provides further evidence with “Sonet” off Mandrila’s own album “Alter Ego” from 1980. Backed up by the same line-up as on side A (except for Marian Toroimac on drums and supplementary Radu Goldis on guitar, Costin Petrescu on percussion and Idu Barbu on synthesizer) Dan Mandrila (1938-1992) displays impressively that even without any socialist doctrine he would have been the most important saxophone player of Romania. The fusion piece “Sonet” can easily stand up to any US production of the same age. And now you can enjoy it even more thanks to the audio restoration courtesy of Sonar Kollektiv.

Tracks taken from Various Artists - Romanian Jazz (Jazz From The Electrecord Archives 1966-1978).
Also available on CD / LP and digital download on Sonar Kollektiv.
Tracks have been mastered from original Electrecord vinyl
Compiled by Jazzanova & Stephan Steigleder
Mastered by Enrico Mercaldi at Time Tools Mastering
Layout by Jutojo

(P) & (C) 2012 Sonar Kollektiv. SK244 / jazz club. LC01200. GEMA. Made in the EU. All rights reserved.

  • A1: listen MP3 WAV Ion Baciu - Nu Privi Inapoi - 05:32
    ISRC: DE-P96-12-00088
    Composed & produced by Ion Baciu Jr.
    Ion Baciu Jr ( Piano ), Dan Dimitriu ( Bass ), Dan Mandrila ( Tenor Sax ), Nicolae Farcas ( Trombone ) & Mihai Farcas ( Drums ).
    (P) & (C) 1977 Electrecord

    Taken from ST-EDE 01896 (Electrecord Jazz Series No. 18)
  • B1: listen MP3 WAV Dan Mandrila - Sonet - 05:31
    ISRC: DE-P96-12-00089
    Composed & produced by Dan Mandrila / Ian Karr.
    Dan Mandrila (Saxophone), Nicolae Farcas (Trombone), Dan Dimitriu (Bass), Marian Toroimac (Drums), Radu Goldis (Guitar), Ion Baciu Jr. (Keyboard), Costin Petrescu (Percussion), Idu Barbu (Synthesizer)
    ℗ & © 1980 Electrecord

    Taken from ST-EDE 01782

you can buy selected tracks in MP3 format for 0.99 € each by clicking the MP3 player next to each track title. All MP3 downloads are premium quality 256 kBit/s VBR encoded with lame.
you can buy selected tracks in WAV formar for 1.29 € each by clicking the CD icon next to each track title.